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[in-ik-skyoo-zuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪkˈskyu zə bəl/
incapable of being excused or justified.
Origin of inexcusable
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin inexcūsābilis; see in-3, excuse, -able
Related forms
inexcusability, inexcusableness, noun
inexcusably, adverb
unpardonable, unforgivable, intolerable. Unabridged
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  • It had ceased to be the simple shock necessary to re-establish his composure, and had inexcusably become a pleasure in itself.

    Very Woman Remy de Gourmont
  • His nature, considering what a wife he has got, is inexcusably meek and patient.

  • The simplest demands of a truly scientific mind are slighted so inexcusably.

    The Will to Doubt Alfred H. Lloyd
  • It would be inexcusably foolish on my part to speak too plainly, just yet.

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
  • The whole of the yards were redolent of dirt; and the people, each and all, inexcusably foul in person.

    Gipsy Life George Smith
  • Did he want to make her feel how inexcusably she had forgotten what was due to herself?

    Armadale Wilkie Collins
  • What have I to hope for from you when you treat a stranger so inexcusably?

    In Apple-Blossom Time Clara Louise Burnham
  • At the time I thought him inexcusably and brutally unkind to me.

    Armadale Wilkie Collins
  • She couldn't and wouldn't deny that Mr. Blackburn had been inexcusably rude to his wife at his own table.

    The Builders Ellen Glasgow
British Dictionary definitions for inexcusably


not able to be excused or justified
Derived Forms
inexcusability, inexcusableness, noun
inexcusably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for inexcusably



early 15c., from Latin inexcusabilis, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + excusabilis, from excusare (see excuse). Related: Inexcusably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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